Large Intake Sponge
Hi Cory. I bought this sponge because i have a heavily planted tank and my filter intake would clog up just about every second day with leaves and other plant matter. The sponge opening was a bit too large so i just put a rubber band to keep it tight. It has now been a week since i installed it, it works wonders, no more uncloging the intake every single day.
At this rate i think it will be a while before i will have to unclog it since all the plant matter just float at the top and i skim it out with a net. Thank you very much for everything you do for the hobby and us hobbyists.
It got here faster then expected. I think the hole for the intake has gotten larger. It only stays on with the filter running. Have not had that problem in the past. Still works great
does the job but could be just a bit more smaller or cylindrical. works fine on my 350 penguin.
loved the video
From Cory's absolutely excellent video on filtration I learned how to beef up my filtration. Couldn't have been easier and combining this sponge with bio rings my HOB filter is now super efficient. Plus the new sponge in the tank has become the catalyst for educating my grandkids on what tank filtration really is. Delivery was quicker than I expected too! Thanks so much!
Using the large intake sponge with a AquaClear 70 in a 50 gal tank. Works great. Glad I tripped across this web page.
Our aquarium is just starting to cycle. We put the sponges on our filter and all is looking pretty good!'
Fits perfect. Happy to be able to buy this here.
Shipped in good condition and good timing just didn't fit my aquaclear 50,so sent back.
I pimped out my Penguin HOB filter using these sponges, On my 350 I used the 70 gal. sponges, 2 in each cavity, and added an intake sponge to the end of the intake tube. I am very happy with the result as I no longer have to buy expensive filter cartridges or change them out so often. Cleaning is a breeze, just rinse them in tank water when doing water changes. I have a heavy load in my tanks and this helps immensely with upkeep and overall cost of keeping a lot of fish.
These work great. Currently using the medium sponge on my Aqua Clear 50 in my planted tank and the large sponge on my Aqua Clear 110 in my African Cichlid tank. They both fit perfectly and I like having more biological filtration. Highly recommend these.
The sponge is now attached to my Fluval 306 A212 External Canister Filter Tube. Now I can feed my fish without worrying about food getting sucked into it (and any future fry).
Another one of the many tips that I've learned from Cory McElroy!
And yes.... I will be ordering more.
The large intake sponge works amazing. I stretched the opening up a bit with my fingers and it works perfect on my fluval 406. Instantly supercharged my filtration and is keeping debris out of the 406.
At first, I didn't think the 2 large intake sponges were going to fit. They fit great on my 2 filters (1 is a Marineland 400
with bio-wheel and the other is a tetra 70 whisper quiet) they fit great. Now I don't have to worry about fish getting stuck to the filters. Thank you for the video and information on hot rodding hob filters. Also thanks for making these filter available.
Sponge works fine
This product was just as expected and I was amazed with the 1 and 1/2 day delivery from on line order to in my hands!
Thank you Cory for your hot rod your HOB filter video!!! I am running three Marineland Emperor 400's on my 125 gallon and these prefilter sponges are a GODSEND!!!! I also put in the Fluval foam sponges (each filter takes EIGHT sponges) and while pricey the difference is astronomical in filtration!!! THANK YOU for that filtration video as well as ALL your videos on fish keeping!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
Awesome product! Should have gotten these are long time ago. And as always shipping is fast and packed very well. Will continue to shop here as its always a pleasant experience. Thanks Cory keep it up!
This intake sponge fits perfectly over my intake for my out of tank filter. I have a high draw, with a large straw. The sponge keeps out the unwanted, and cleans the water with a bacterialogical filtration action that practically doubles my filter power. Thank you.
Soup up your filter to combat more waste and save your fry from being sucked in the intake. Fits on both the marineland penguin 350b, and the emperor 400 without the strainers. Aquarium Co-ops large intake sponge is a must have you won't find anywhere else!
I put this on my canister filter for a couple of reasons. I have a very long finned black moore and needed this to keep his fins out of the filter intake. I also bought it to keep the filter cleaner and make it more effective. I definitely would recommend this for anyone who has a large HOB filter or canister filter. It's an effective way of adding more beneficial bacteria to your filters and it protects delicate fish or their fry.
Filter fits nicely just which there was one this size and length that was more porous.
It's keeping main filter cleaner
So happy to find an alternative to expensive replacement cartridges. I added this to my power filter, along with sponges in the filter box, and so far, so good.
Very glad I took your advise to add this intake sponge to my Marineland HOB filter. It has definitely made a difference. Due to a recent illness, my tanks have not received the attention they deserve, adding the intake sponge is just one of the steps I am taking to get my tanks back to thei former beauty. Due to my neglect, my fish have suffered even though I have not lost any. They are already looking and acting better.
I am so happy to be able to get these! I was led Tom your store by your YouTube channel. Thanks!
Its kinda big. I used the smaller one and just cut the hole a little bigger. But this one is great for a tank not displayed in a main room. IMO just because I don't want it to take away how the tank looks. But the sponge is great, and I will surely find a use for it on a grow out tank or something like that
Bought after seeing product on a youtube video. I setup up a new aqua clear 110 and added the intake sponge. It is staying in place nicely despite having a tank full of large kio. My tank looks great with the new filter and sponge. I expect the filter to need fewer cleanings with the sponge in place.
I got this sponge for intake on my marineland hob filter. Noticed a big difference on water clarity within a few days. Keeps debris from being sucked into motor so now I can just clean filter media instead of having to take filter off aquarium and clean out all the gunk in motor. I will be adding these to all my aquariums in future.
I use these on all my intakes (canisters and hang-on backs). Great way to increase biological filtering! These also help with larger junk getting into your filter.
Purchased 11 total sponges. This product is so simple and effective.
Filter is about size of can of soda. Whole in center fit intake on my Aqueon Quiet Flow 75 hob filter great.
Quality intake filter at a fair price. Watched Cory's video about sponge filters and decided to switch to foam filters. The Pro's far out way the Cons. Hope to have a cleaner, healthier aquarium and save money doing it. Aquarium Coop was one of a few places to purchase them from.
I ordered this along with other items to upgrade my filtration a bit and am so far very pleased. I can definitely see a change in my water. Plus, my shrimp like to hang out on the top and eat any food scraps that my fish neglect to eat. Thanks, Cory!
I ordered and received two large sponge filter for my Marineland 350 Aquarium filters. I immediately installed them on the rectangular intake tube, and after a few days I started seeing a difference in the quality of water. They are definitely helping keep my water cleaner. My replaceable filters in the Marineland 350 are definitely going to last longer. The only reason I gave them 4 stars is because of the price. They should only be a few dollars apiece. But as I did a lot of searching with no luck finding them anywhere else I had to pay this price. I highly recommend them for Intake filters, but not happy about the price.
Super product! First saw how to use the sponge for intake on Cory's YouTube channel and I've been hooked on his videos since then. Sponge works great on my filter for my 55 gallon and I couldn't be happier!
I was looking for an intake sponge on my 55 gallon planted tank. I watched a video by Cory on how to hot rod filters. Ordered these immediately. A must have IMO.
Thanks for the great plants and intake sponge. Very fast shipping. I can't wait to buy something else.
Watched the Aquarium Co-op video on Youtube about optimzing my filter and bought this for my large Aqueon HOB - it works great! Thanks Cory!
I ordered my large intake sponge and two size 70 aqua clear sponges from the Aquarium Co-op a little over a week ago or so. It arrived two days later in good condition and I've used them to "hot rod" my HOB marine land bio wheel filter as per Corey's video on his youtube channel. The aqua clear sponges were a little big, but after squishing them down a little bit I was able to fit them inside it. I've kept a close eye on it so that there's no overflow and such and thus far everything is working great for my 29 gal community tank. I'm hoping the additional surface area given by the sponges for biological filtration will allow my tank to thrive all the more!
They fit perfectly, and i am using them on an aqueon 55/75 and a aquaclear 110. Love them so far and would definately recommend. Love your channel and everything that you do for the community.
I just got time today to install the. Just in time too. My German Blue Rams had laid eggs and I really need them for safety purposes. It never fails that pair always seems to find the nearest rock to the intake filter to lay their eggs. Waiting for the fry now. I just feel better to have the intake filters for not only safety of the fry but more bio filter in the tank.
I'm hoping that some survive this time.
I was very happy with the speed of the shipping and the quality of the items.
Thank you Cory.
First off your shipping is fast! And it works great i used it on my marine 400 to replace the intake and it fit perfect. Thanks
I ordered the large intake sponge for my emperor 400 due to the fact that I have guppies that are about to pop. Just remember to clean with tank water so you don't kill your beneficial bacteria
The new 2 Pac and Biggie of aquatics.
Pre filter works great!!!!!!!! Super fast shipping like Amazon!!!!
Works great basically adds a sponge filter to the intake of any type of powered filter.
Had to remove sponge's. My water readings went crazy in my saltwalter tanks. My cichlid tank had a die off of 6 fish before I removed the sponges. I had no issues till I used the sponges. I honestly don't know why. I thought they were a great idea. But with issues in saltwater and freshwater tanks its hard to say it wasn't a be sponges. Sorry Cory I wanted them to work.
Great product, bought two, one for each of my canister filters. They work great and keep the little stuff out. Love that it is only open on one end.
I took Cory suggestion on "Hot Rodding" my current filter by adding this and changing the media inside, working great.
I have this sponge on the intake pipe of a Fluval 70 in my 20gallon tank. It works great but needed to be modified a little bit to fit correctly in my small tank. Also, the opening in the sponge is a little too wide for the Fluval 70 intake tube so it slides off if it is not pressed up against the glass of the tank. For those two reasons I am subtracting a star but the sponge otherwise is great and has been catching all the waste in my tank before it reaches my HOB filter. It also works greats to hide your intake tube if you have black wallpaper in your tank.
sponge works great as advertised and was even shipped out the very same day. thank you cory!
Ordered both the medium and large. The large I haven't used yet but the medium on the intake job filter for 10 gallon . I was fascinated at much more filtration flow instantly the filter was "hot rod fed" hooray crystal clear water Wasaaa .
Love these! They make the filter clean up easier, provides more area for beneficial bacteria to grow and my shrimp love them to death
Sponge fit perfect on my intake.
had already ordered two of these after i seen how good they worked ordered two more
These intake filters are really a no brainer. Prefiltering debris is just one of several obvious benefits. Preventing fry and small fish from getting sucked up is another. The real benefit comes with adding biological surface area is the real bonus. Can you ever have enough? The small price charged saves you that and then some in the first year. Thanks Corey for pointing all this out on YouTube and offering this product. Count me as a happy customer.
used it for a canister filter. thanks.
Great add on for an Aquaclear filter. Fits the intake perfectly. Recommend this for anyone looking to improve filtration.
Very nice intake sponge. Best part about them, no hole in the bottom, and will make filter maintanence easier
Have this on the intake on my Hyder 350 canister filter on a 60gal tank and I love it! Need to get the small one for my power head!! Thank you Co-op!!
I use these sponges on the intakes of my two Aquaclear 110 filters which sit on the back of my 75 gallon tank. These filters work fine but the intakes will suck in small fish and when using a screen the screen will hinder water flow and clog easily. I hadn't realized how powerful these filters are until I used these intake sponges. I had already improved these filters by using 4 inch square # 30 Poret sponges but the crystal clear water because of the increased water flow because of these sponges was surprising. I give these filters 5 stars.
Bought 3 of them and plan on buying more there excellent! My previous ones always got clogged and slowed up my water flow on my hob filters, these do not! I definitely recommend.
My Marineland 350 had a big strainer that suctioned lots of food and fish waste in and collected on the filter. This new large prefilter fits on the intake easily, (I took the strainer off and it fits the downspout perfectly) and it works as if designed for it. Also, I feel better about the set up. I am buying more for all my tanks and filters. They are incredible. Cory has taught me so much on his videos, I feel like a genius when friends ask me stuff at work but I am just parroting when Cory teaches.
Excellent sponge, just wish the opening was a bit smaller.
3 weeks ago I installed large intake filters on my Emperor 400 filters and they work great. The filter pads and internal sponge I use look like they are still new after 3 weeks, the in intake pre-filters catch the particulate matter and if food gets sucked into the sponges the fish will pick at it and eat it.
I bought these for my Aquaclear 70 HOB filters. The inside diameter of the filter sponge was too large and it just fell off the tube when put in the tank. At first I used a rubber band to secure. Then since I had been using a Fluval inlet sponge, I cut a sleeve to fit over the inlet tube and fill the gap so the large sponge stays on. Now they work great. I bought these because the Fluval inlet sponges plugged up very quickly and reduced flow. I think these large sponges will work great!
I upgraded all my Marineland's Emperor filters. clearer water and with this and sponge inserts I am able to increase the fish population in my tanks. Love it!
Great way to increase B.B.